TORONTO -- The 100th Grey Cup Game will air live in the U.S. this November on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), the Canadian Football League announced today.
“We’re proud to share one of the biggest events in the long and storied history of our league with our fans south of the border,” said Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the CFL.
“A U.S. telecast agreement with NBC Sports Network, will help us market our game in the U.S., recruit import players, and spread our game.”
The NBC Sports Network will also air the Eastern and Western semi-finals and finals as well as nine regular CFL games, starting with the Edmonton Eskimos-Toronto Argonauts game on Monday, August 27th.
NBC Sports Network, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans across all platforms. Now in nearly 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the CFL in the United States.
CFL games are shown exclusively in Canada on TSN, The Sports Network. All CFL games are available in the U.S.to subscribers to ESPN3.com.
MONTREAL, QUÉBEC (WIS) - It looks like former University of South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia may have to learn a little French in order to fit in with his new team.
The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League announced on Wednesday that the team added Garcia to its roster.
The announcement, made on the team's Facebook page, was simple: "Quarterback Stephen Garcia has been added to the Alouettes roster. Details to come."
Garcia was in Montreal at the end of May during the team's mini-camp.
The former Gamecock was not drafted in April's NFL Draft.
Garcia was suspended five times by USC before ultimately being let go on October 11, 2011.
He finished his career as a Gamecock with 7,597 passing yards and a 57.7% completion rate, with 47 touchdowns and 41 interceptions. He became the third quarterback in school history to throw for more than 7,500 yards in a career, and also ranks third on the all-time charts in pass attempts, pass completions and passing touchdowns.